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Los Angeles Conservation Corps

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Causes: Children & Youth, Environment, Environmental Beautification, Job Training, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: The primary mission of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education, and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the environment and the community.

Results: Los Angeles Conservation Corps is proud to have transformed the lives of more than 20,000 young people since 1986. Young Adult Corps serves 250-300 young adults per year, completing over 300,000 hours of work experience and job training. Approximately 125 Corpsmembers graduate each year, and of those graduates 50 exit to jobs and 20 enroll in college. We successfully launched Green Career Pathways in 2016 as a framework for organizing work, education, training, supportive services, and transition assistance into employer-advised curriculum tracks leading to job opportunities in growing green sectors. Our lasting environmental accomplishments are evident in the trees planted, trails built, parks constructed, and community gardens enjoyed by children and families all over Los Angeles County.

Target demographics: at-risk young adults from disadvantaged communities succeed in careers or college

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 young adults with work, education, supportive services, and transition assistance

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles

Programs: environmentally focused work experience and job training

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